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Homer Laughlin among American firms to display their products at White House

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The Weirton Daily Times

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Two area companies have been selected to represent their respective states as part of a celebration of American-made products announced Sunday by the White House.

Bully Tools of Wintersville, a manufacturer of shovels, rakes, hoes and other tools; and Homer Laughlin China Company, of Newell, known for its Fiesta line of china, both were selected to join companies representing each of the 50 states as part of this week’s Made in America Showcase.

Bully Tools is representing Ohio, while Homer Laughlin is representing West Virginia.

The showcase, held Monday, was designed to highlight and celebrate each state’s effort to American-made products, according to a blog post Monday on the White House’s website.

The event was announced Sunday by White House Director of Media Affairs Helen Aguirre Ferre, while speaking with reporters at President Donald Trump’s golf course in Bedminster, N.J.

According to the Associated Press, the president also is expected to issue a proclamation Wednesday on the importance of making goods in America, and will travel to Virginia on Saturday for the commissioning of the U.S.S. Gerald R. Ford, a new aircraft carrier.

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